Pedestrian Killed by Hit and Run Driver NR21050jc

February 26, 2021

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles
Police Department’s South Traffic Division detectives are asking
for the public’s help in providing any information that would
lead to the identification and arrest of the driver and
passengers involved in a hit and run traffic collision that
resulted in the death of a pedestrian.

On February 24, 2021, around 12:00 p.m., the suspect vehicle
(described as a green truck) was traveling at a high rate of
speed, westbound on 88th Place in South Los Angeles. The suspect
vehicle failed to stop at a red light and collided with another
vehicle traveling northbound on Main Street. The impact between
the two vehicles caused the suspect vehicle to collide with a
pedestrian that was crossing northbound along the west crosswalk
on Main Street. The occupants of the suspect vehicle fled the
scene of the accident on foot abandoning the vehicle at the scene
of the accident. The driver of the vehicle failed to stop, render
aid, and/or identify themselves as required by California law.

The suspect driver is described as a Hispanic male wearing a green
“Los Angeles” shirt and grey shorts. One of the passengers of the
suspect vehicle is described as a Hispanic male wearing an orange
shirt and black pants with white stripes down the sides and the
other as a Hispanic male wearing a green vest, grey shirt, black
pants, and dark shoes with white soles.

Actual Suspects

The victim died at the scene. The identity of the victim is being
withheld pending notification to the next of kin.

Drivers are reminded that if they become involved in a collision,
they should pull over and stop as soon as it is safe to do so,
notify emergency services, and remain at the scene to identify

On April 15, 2015, the City Council amended the Los Angeles
Administrative Code and created a Hit and Run Reward Program Trust
Fund. A reward of up to $50,000 is available to community members
who provide information leading to the offender’s identification,
apprehension, and conviction or resolution through a civil

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Daniel
Ramirez or Detective Ryan Moreno of South Traffic Division at
323-421-2500. During non-business hours, or on weekends, calls
should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone
wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime
Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to Tipsters may also visit
and click on “Anonymous Web Tips” under the “Get Involved-Crime
Stoppers” menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also
download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the LA
Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.